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Antwerp by Day: Attractions

Grote Markt
Place type: town hall
Grote Markt 1, 2000 Antwerpen

The "Grote Markt" plaza is the heart of the old town of Antwerp, where the Town Hall building in Renaissance architectural style is, with flags from all EU countries and countries that have a consulate in the city. It was once included in the UNESCO's World's Heritage list.

  • Walking dist: 15 min
Cathedral of Our Lady
Place type: CHURCH
Groenplaats 21, 2000 Antwerpen

The Belgium's biggest Gothic church is definitely a gem in the city. Besides it's stunning architecture, inside you have the addition of three works of the painter Peter Paul Rubens, our pride!

  • Walking dist: 14 min
Antwerp Zoo
Koningin Astridplein 26, 2018 Antwerpen

Right next to the beautiful Central Station you have the Antwerp Zoo, one of the oldest in the world! Has a variety of 950 different species, which in total are more than 5000 animals in the zoo! You totally forget you are in the city center!

  • Walking dist: 8 min
Het Steen
Place type: FORTRESS
Steenplein 1, 2000 Antwerp

Het Steen is a fortress from the medieval times by the river Schelde river with a panoramic rooftop view! At Het Steen is also the Antwerp Visitor's Centre, where you can find the best recommendations, as well to start a tour!

  • Walking dist: 20 min
Antwerpen Opera
Place type: OPERA
Frankrijklei 1, 2000 Antwerpen

The beautiful neo-Baroque building is home for not only the Flemish Opera, as well for the ballet and other art concerts!

  • Walking dist: 4 min
The Port House
Mexicostraat 37, 2030 Antwerp

The home for the Antwerp Port Authority is also an incredible architectural gem in the city. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, it combines the old with a futuristic touch that resembles the famous diamonds of Antwerp. It is possible to have tours inside the building and see amazing panoramic views of one of the largest ports in Europe.

  • Walking dist: 31 min
Central Station
Place type: MUST SEE
Koningin Astridplein, 2018 Antwerp

Definitely one of the most beautiful train stations in the whole world. With a prestigious ticket hall and a stunning steel platform hall!

  • Walking dist: 8 min